And we’re back with Day 2 of the Napa/Sonoma Getaway Trip! Huzzah! If you missed Day 1, you can read that post here. Looking back at these photos just makes me smile. Also the wine was ON POINT Day 2 so I’m excited to share that with you as well.
Yesterday, I talked a little bit about doing a wine tasting trip on a budget which is TOTALLY possible, especially in Sonoma where the tastings are less expensive (and in my humble opinion, the wine is better). So today, we are in Sonoma where we enjoyed each of these tastings for around $15 which I found to be very reasonably priced. We initially wanted to share because we were driving a rental car around Northern Cali, but we actually found that there was more than plenty of wine in one tasting for us and it allowed us to visit more places and experience more wines. After 4 winery tastings we were both happy, but not really wanting more wine (which is quite shocking for us). So all that said, share away! **PS: Check out Fox Rental Car. We had a car for 4 days and 3 nights for only $73!!!
Let’s get started! First stop of Day 1 was…….
Out of everywhere we went, this was by far our favorite winery. The grounds were beautiful, the service was fantastic, and after tasting 9 different wines, there wasn’t one we didn’t like. We really, really felt that the wine was beautifully done, both young and vintage. We tend to prefer younger wines and their 2014 Pinot and Cab were both so good. I love sauvignon blanc and they make a beautiful one that is fresh without being to citrusy. And their rose! So good! Neither of us particularly love Chardonnay and we even thought that of all things was fantastic. Highly, highly recommend. Like so highly. $15 TASTING
Also, Saint Francis has a wine and food pairing in the late morning and early afternoon that is supposed to be absolutely incredible. We want to do it next time after falling in love with their vino!
PS: We did our tasting at the bar and found that the places where we stood at the bar and didn’t sit down that they will start talking to you and pour you other wines that aren’t on the tasting menu as well. If you’re wanting to sit down and relax on a beautiful day outside, go for it, but know that the tasting prices are often more when you get a table.
KUNDE FAMILY WINERY
The Kunde Family Winery had lovely wines. I really enjoyed the variety of things we tasted. The two of us are super nerdy and want to learn and talk details about every wine we taste and our server didn’t have as much time to chat with us as he was busying around with other customers, but that was our only complaint. Definitely pay them a visit! $15 TASTINGMATANZAS CREEK WINERY
We also really enjoyed Matanzas Creek, especially the cheese board! Get one of those for sure 🙂 Their tasting was wonderful, but the servers were really just there to pour and not chat. Again, Michael and I wanted to nerd out and annoy them 🙂 Normal people probably prefer to drink wine in peace! We are weird. TASTING: $15 COPPOLA
We couldn’t resist going to a big name! The employees at Coppola were extremely nice, knowledgable, and proud of their wines. We thought they were good, but didn’t walk away raving about anything specific although our experience was great. There were also some really cool pieces inside their winery from movie sets. We dud the Sonoma Inclusive Flight. $20 TASTING
We decided to do a fun dance dinner one night and went to Ca’Bianca which is a quaint Italian Restaurant located in a historic home. It was a little bit of a drive, but so very charming. We ordered a delicious arugula salad with prosciutto and parmesan and it was so, so delicious. I ordered the filet and Michael ordered the Ossobucco and the film was the fan favorite from us! Definitely pay this place a visit for a romantic evening out! Alright, that’s a wrap of Day 2. See you guys tomorrow for Day 3 and a recap of the 5 places you have to go on your weekend getaway to the Napa/Sonoma area! TOP (similar HERE)| SKIRT (similar HERE, HERE, & HERE)| BOOTIES (similar HERE and HERE)
This was one of my favorite outfits from the whole trip. I’ve had a lot of good luck lately with both Express and Nordstrom Rack and I’ve been ordering online from both! The specific pieces I’m wearing sadly sold out so quick (v v sorry), but I linked some similar options above. I’m really into all of the ruffles right now (plz don’t go out of style for a while) and I like the feminine touch they add to a plaid skirt! Alright I’m off to drink a glass of vino 🙂 Cheers!